Dirks missed the 2014 season with back and hamstring injuries.
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Soria could not wrest the closer job away from struggling Joe Nathan, but he did walk just six in 44 1/3 innings in splitting time between Texas and Detroit. His ERA rose from 2.70 to 3.25 after the trade, however, and he gave up five earned runs in just one inning pitched during the playoff sweep defeat to Baltimore.
Brown played briefly for New York early in the season, compiling just eight hits in 44 at-bats and a stat line of .182/.245/.341.
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Breslow followed up a brilliant 2013 with a terrible year. He allowed 91 baserunners in 54 1/3 innings and compiled a 5.96 ERA out of the bullpen.
The two sides, however, do have a mutual interest in bringing him back.
Johnson underwent Tommy John surgery in April and has not pitched a full season since 2012.
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Aviles played both outfield and infield while compiling a stat line of .247/.273/.343 this season. He also tied a career-high with 14 stolen bases.
Gallardo managed a career-worst 8-11 record this season, though his 3.51 ERA was the best he has achieved in a full season. That success was greatly the result of improved control - he walked just 54 in 192 1/3 innings. He also allowed 195 hits, representing the first time he has surrendered more hits than innings pitched.
He is set to make $13 million next year.
Youkilis, who retires with a .281 lifetime average and 150 home runs, played in Japan last season and batted just .215 in 65 at-bats.
The 32-year-old Weeks has certainly played himself out of that salary range. His production has dropped markedly in recent years, though his .274 average this season was his highest since 2006. Weeks, however, earned just 252 at-bats and struck out an alarming 73 times.
The 2014 season was marked by consistency and production from Zobrist, who was voted the team's most valuable player by the local baseball writers. He compiled a stat line of .272/.354/.395, scored 83 runs and added 10 stolen bases.
San Francisco Giants 2014 World Series Champs
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